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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-15-2017, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Manual Transmission Confirmation

Among the many photos posted from the recent test mule, a manual transmission shifter can be seen. This isn't the first time. Months back a JL test mule was spied with a 6-speed manual shifter.

Expect this to be paired with the same 3.6 currently offered.

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Manual is way more fun, but for those who do a lot of city driving the auto would be better. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, really down to personal preference.
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Manual is way more fun, but for those who do a lot of city driving the auto would be better. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, really down to personal preference.
That depends on who you ask because driving a manual in traffic doesn't have to be that bad. The trick is to hang back in the slow lane, keeping it in one gear and just cruising. Can't be like everyone else that races from one cars bumper to another.
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If there's anything I could say about driving Wranglers from 2013ish that had the 6 speed, the clutch on them is super light so driving in traffic really isn't bad at all. It's also extremely forgiving and easy to drive smoothly. The only problem I found was that the gearbox is very sloppy.
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It is harder to rock-crawl with a manual gearbox, but how often do people really do that and slipping the clutch a little to climb down a hill is fine.
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If there's anything I could say about driving Wranglers from 2013ish that had the 6 speed, the clutch on them is super light so driving in traffic really isn't bad at all. It's also extremely forgiving and easy to drive smoothly. The only problem I found was that the gearbox is very sloppy.
For someone that always wanted a manual regardless of the vehicle they have, this will be a treat even if its not perfect. Personally I wouldn't get it, seen all the issues the JK was plagued with, plus this will be my daily driver. Rather have a relaxed daily.
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I'd just go for the automatic, it's the more sensible option as a daily driver and rowing through the gears in heavy traffic isn't my idea of fun.
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Most definitely. At first I did want to go with the manual but with a change of lifestyle now, the automatic will be the route I'll be going considering the amount of inner city driving I'll have to be doing
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I'd just go for the automatic, it's the more sensible option as a daily driver and rowing through the gears in heavy traffic isn't my idea of fun.
Not only that but automatic provides better gas mileage and we've reached a time where automatics get far better mileage than manuals. Basically you have to really like manual to get it, not for everyone.
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Based on what research do you find automatic transmissions getting far better mileage than manuals ?! I find that to be pretty nonsense.

Maybe, depending on the vehicle, there would be ~3mpg differences (that's pushing it) but driving a manual transmission vehicle conservatively and properly, and you can get the same, if not better mileage than an automatic will get you.

Here are some sources for you to check out:

http://www.autotraining.edu/blog/man...leage-and-why/

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2...sion/index.htm

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